Disney Chairman Says New “Indiana Jones” Movie Is Coming

No one will argue that Disney Chairman and CEO Bob Iger has brought the most change to the company. During his tenure as Mickey’s boss, the company has acquired Pixar, Marvel, and of course Lucasfilm. In doing so he’s turned Disney into one of the most powerful movie companies in the world. Iger sat down with Bloomberg for a half-hour conversation about mostly Star Wars. However, during the course of the conversation (which centered on the direction of the studio), there’s one little piece of information that stood out.


“With George Lucas’s Star Wars – and Indiana Jones, by the way, which will be coming, we have more great stories,” Iger said.

This is huge news as it has been rumored that the new Indiana Jones film would be slated for a 2018 release date.Steven Spielberg and Harrison Ford have both been very open to the idea of returning to the franchise. Even Lucasfilm’s president Kathleen Kennedy has dropped hints that Indiana Jones‘s whip will crack again. What do you guys think about this news? Do you think that Harrison Ford should return to the role as Indiana Jones or should they recast the role?

Dewey Singleton - Film Critic
Dewey Singleton - Film Critic
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